STINAPA

Hawksbill turtle & Loggerhead turtle

Hawksbill turtle

Hawksbill turtle

The hawksbill turtle has a pointed face with a distinct beak-like appearance. Its scutes overlap, and the edge of the carapace is serrated toward the rear of the body. Hawksbills weigh up to 85 kg (185 lbs). Bonaire has a juvenile and sub-adult population year round with most adult turtles present only during the nesting season.

Loggerhead turtle

Loggerhead turtle

The loggerhead has a massive head that is broad and triangular in shape. The shell is often encrusted with barnacles. Its front flippers are relatively short compared to other species. Loggerheads weigh up to 200 kg (440 lbs). Loggerhead sightings on Bonaire are almost always of adults.

(Source: Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire).

 

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